How did you feel when he died?
Hello lit! I just finished reading this novel and I absolutely liked it even though is way harder than the preivous two.
Does anyone else see it as a personal experience of Samuel dealing with death and fear of death and/or nothingness? Is true thar Beckett was pretty far away from death when he wrote it but it reads that way. Do you think it is auto biographical?
The other thing I loved was Samuel's genius for visual situations and impossible situations/movements. Like when he images his character as unwinding trough the world and then collapsing in an...
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He ain't your buddy, Anon. He is Beckett for you.
And I doubt that it is autobiographical as such. Sure, Beckett conveys his thoughts and feelings on the subject through the Unnamable, but he certainly isn't the Unnamable, nor experienced what he did.
Kind of unrelated, but hve you read any of his plays? What was your favorite? Mine is Endgame. I think it is a better, more thought-out and well-rounded play than Godot.
What the fuck? Was Tolstoy retarded? The "debates" between Levin and Sergei Ivanovich, where you're clearly supposed to think Levin's right, are insane.
>Hurr Russia doesn't need medicine because I don't believe in doctors
>Hurr Russians don't need education because serfs who can read are lazy
>Hurr I don't need a fair jury because I won't commit a crime
Why only Shakespeare makes me "feel"?
I nearly cried with Nabokov, and Bartol made me think, but our friend William gives life and value to the words, regardless of whether they are mundane or transcendental.
I honestly don't get why so many authors, philosophers, you name it, are so jubelant about shit like "ego death", or get excited about the fact that subjectivity is an illusion, like some post-structuralists do.
I don't even agree with that, but even if it is so, it is a terrifying prospect and I cannot even perceive it as a release.
Why do people feel such a release from being an "I"? Or even wish to extinguish that idea? If anything being an "I" is a release from the tyranny of the 'greater whole'.
Are any of you familiar with the Inheritance series of books?
I am thinking of a passage describing why there must be a balance between spellcasters and soldiers in an army.
I searched the books for keywords, but came up empty.
how do i get back to reading? i used to be a big reader
I want to read the Divine Comedy, but I am not yet sure of its difficulty. I don't often have time to really sit down and have a good read, so I mostly just read for about an hour a day in the bus, a bit distracted. So, is Dante's too difficult of a read to start it in these conditions?
Normally I'd say if you can focus there, doesn't matter where you read.
But you already said you get distracted there. So I'd not read anything long or complex. And this is both.
Tried earpluggs or earmuffs? Might help if it's the noise that's distracting you, like it is in my case.
Divine Comedy is no especially hard read. A lot of the historical references are lost on the modern reader, but the main narrative and thematic concerns should be easy to follow.
The difficulty of the actual writing I suppose depends on your translation, but is generally pretty clear in verse.
Start with the Greeks. Really. Too many references to appreciate the work. I read it and wasn't so impressed because I didn't understand who was who and what was what.
At the very least Metamorphoses - Ovid
>This is what western society is turning into
Wake me up /lit/
List your favorite words in the English language. Be gay nerds and fight over them like sports teams. Fuck everyone who likes "aloof."
Language, magic, ice, icicle, temptress, butterfly, lava, sycophant, cognition, agony, hag, renaissance, logic, memory, A E S T H E T I C, talon, marsh, ennui, hillock, lolipop, murder, evil, nigger
what does /lit/ think of pic related and c.s. lewis in general?
What is the saddest book you ever read /lit/?
>poem has a traditional rhyme scheme
/lit/ humo(u)r please
mira has now published 2 books. discussion time. she is being heralded as the voice of our generation. I don't agree with this. let's summon her through her instagram and get her to join the discussion.